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Ellen Hickey, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ellen Hickey Instructor Bio:
Ellen Hickey is an associate professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her doctorate in speech language pathology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2000. Dr. Hickey's teaching focuses on motor speech disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and the treatment of cognitive and language disorders in adults.

Dr. Hickey's research focuses on topics in aphasia, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and communication and participation after brain trauma. She is a member of several ASHA special interest groups including Neurogenics and Neurophysiology, Gerontology, and Global Issues in Communication Disorders and Sciences.

Ellen Hickey's Continuing Education Courses

Functional Assessment for Treatment Planning and Measuring Outcomes for Persons with Dementia

Functional Assessment for Treatment Planning and Measuring Outcomes for Persons with Dementia

In this course, Dr. Ellen Hickey addresses the need for functional assessment procedures for use with persons with dementia. The course starts out with a brief summary of: the DSM-5 changes regarding dementia and the potential causes of… Read Morearrow_right

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Interventions for Persons with Dementia: External Cueing and Effective Instruction

Interventions for Persons with Dementia: External Cueing and Effective Instruction

Translating assessment into effective intervention is essential for speech language pathologists working with persons experiencing dementia. In this course, Dr. Ellen Hickey describes resources for SLPs seeking information on evidence-based… Read Morearrow_right

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Interventions for Persons with Dementia: Creating Supportive Environments

Interventions for Persons with Dementia: Creating Supportive Environments

In addition to interventions involving memory cueing and learning strategies, strategies that incorporate the physical and social environment of persons experiencing dementia to improve outcomes can be highly effective. In this course,… Read Morearrow_right

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Interventions to Enhance Participation and Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia: Modifying Daily Activities

Interventions to Enhance Participation and Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia: Modifying Daily Activities

How can speech language pathologists promote and maintain quality of life for patients entering the late stages of dementia? This course, with Dr. Ellen Hickey, describes principles of intervention as well as specific intervention strategies… Read Morearrow_right

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